They also cannot explain why.
However, leading physiological scientists in Singapore have discovered that these are the exact same people who cannot pass their annual IPPT.
Chao Keng Kia, a leading scientist in the sports sciences, said: “When Singaporean men see other people exercise, they get very happy and excited on behalf of the person exercising.”
“But when it comes time to take IPPT, they falter, say cannot pass, RT not fair, NS for locals, jobs for foreigners.”
This mystery is so deep, Singaporean men who cheered for Joseph Schooling but frequently fail their IPPT, also cannot explain why this is the case.
Mei Li You, a Singaporean man who has been going for IPPT remedial training for the last few years, said: “I also don’t know why I cannot pass my 2.4km IPPT.”
“I can go through school, find a job, get skills certifications, court a girl to become my wife, afford to drive, eat fancy meals, rear children, train for half-marathon races, but somehow, I cannot pass 2.4km IPPT run.”
“I think it’s a mental challenge.”